Category Archive: Wildlife

Secretary Zinke Announces Bison Range Decision

On April 13, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke  announced his decision on the National Bison Range. The Secretary stated, “I took a hard look at the current proposal suggesting a new direction for the National Bison Range and assessed …

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Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges Are on the Chopping Block

This afternoon at 2pm EST, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands will host a hearing to discuss two bills that threaten the integrity of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges are …

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Senate and House Arctic Refuge Wilderness Bills Introduced

Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), …

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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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In Wake of Refuge System’s 114th Birthday – Little to Celebrate

(Washington, D.C.) – Just two days after the Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint with dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs. “Like a hurricane wind used to blow out …

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Celebrate the 114th Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System!

  Today, the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 114th birthday and we want to invite all of our animals’ friends to showcase their support! March 14th is a very special day. Not only is it Pi Day, but in …

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Celebrate the History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

In 1858, elegant bird feathers were literally worth their weight in gold. As a result of the expanding market for bird feathers for the fashion industry in the mid-1800s, plume hunters streamed down Florida’s east coast in search of rookeries …

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Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Defend Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule

Today the Refuge Association has joined more than a dozen conservation organizations as interveners in two lawsuits to defend the Department of Interior (DOI) and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) rules regarding predator …

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The Rodent Situation (Not Your Grandfather’s Mouse)

By Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the Refuge Association   Spawned from undersea volcanoes and thousands of miles from any continent, the Hawaiian Islands harbor very few indigenous land animals. Once in a while a bird or insect made its …

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